Harrogate Support Group

Open to: Carers and People with Mental Illness

The Music Room
St Peter's Church
Cambridge Road
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The Group meets on the second Wednesday of every month between 11.30am - 1.30pm except January, August and Bank Holidays

Group Coordinator: Paula Winchester

Our Harrogate Support Group began to form in 1986, but we officially registered with Rethink Mental Illness in 2002. We offer people living with mental illness and those who support them the chance to come together in a place of mutual support. Our friendly group meets once a month in the afternoon and offers a safe and welcoming space for people to share their experiences and socialise. Tea and coffee is provided; however, because we meet in the afternoon, many members bring their own lunch, so they can enjoy this as they talk. We have a wealth of fact sheets and information, including a resource library, which members can access, as well as information on other local services. Occasionally, we organise for speakers to attend meetings and talk about on topics of interest to further support members or keep them up-to-date with changes to services and care. From time to time, we also arrange social outings and activities outside our regular meetings and work together to fundraise and join local events. New members are always welcome.